Who We Are

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Third Coast Clay is a unique artist run ceramic studio in the Independence Heights area of Houston, Texas. The studio is the brainchild of ceramic artist Lotus.

The goal of Third Coast Clay is to build an inclusive ceramic community by offering classes taught by working ceramic artists. We aim to establish opportunities for those wanting to expand their knowledge of clay and those wanting to establish themselves as ceramic artists.

All classes are structured for mixed levels of experience. Whether you are curious about ceramics, experienced or haven't touched clay in a long time, our instructors are here to help you reach your potential.

What We Offer

8 Week Classes

Classes are based on the principles of wheel throwing and meet once a week. They are open to participants of any level.

Themed Handbuilding Sessions

Mini themed workshops that meet for 2.5 hours on one day. 

Touch & Go Mini Session

A 2 hour session for those wanting to try out throwing on the wheel.

CPE Sessions for Teachers

Special sessions for Art teachers to learn new clay skills to bring to their classroom.  

We are an official CPE Provider.

Wheel Throwing Parties

Special 2 hour mini session for your next get together or team building event.

Guest Artists

We invite Local and National artists to the studio to give presentations and demonstrations specific to their area of Ceramics.

Open Studio

We offer open studio events throughout the year for the community to tour the studio and meet our staff.

Staff and Student Sales

Two annual sales allowing the staff and students the opportunity to sell pieces they’ve made.

Summer Programs for Kids and Teens

Mini classes in July for kids and teens to have the chance to experience clay.

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8 Week Session

Classes meet once a week at the studio. Students will learn clay basics, wheel operation and glazing/surface decoration techniques.

PRICE $400

Touch & Go

Learn how to throw on the wheel with us! You'll be able to throw as much as you want and keep your two best pieces. Items will be glazed and returned within 3 weeks. 

PRICE $80
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Themed Handbuilding

Kick back with some friends and make something fun and funky with us! Items will be clear glazed and returned within 3 weeks.

PRICE $60-$75

Guest Artist:
V. Chin

Houston based artist V. Chin will demonstrate throwing and assembling teapots with attendees participating in hands on carving, frog sculpting, and small stamp making.

September 9-10, 2022

$250/person
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Just for Art Teachers CPE Series

Class is taught by two of our ceramic artists. Each session has a different topic. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the event.

PRICE $100

Group Touch & Go Special Session

Please email to schedule your 2 hour wheel throwing  session for your group, up to 10 participants with minimum of 6. We must know your preferred date at least 30 days in advance.

PRICE $80
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